Quentin Bajac, curator at MoMA affirmed that, next to the wall, the book is the most basic pillar of photography. An idea that might seem radical to us shows us a trend, that the photo book has become greatly important as a medium of expression in photography. One of the things I find most interesting about photo books is the possibility they allow in creating multidisciplinary works like in the case of Lurra, a work by Irene Cruz, Juan Yuste, and Maria JL Hierro, with its special blend of photography, poetry, and illustration that jumps from the book format and onto the Kliener Salon’s expressive walls in Berlin, to which I am proud to say I curate.
The inauguration will be next Friday the 15 of January at 7pm and will include a very suggestive program consisting of a performance headed by the artists Irene Cruz and Juan Yuste and a presentation of the book. It would be my greatest pleasure to see you all at the inauguration and have a chance to speak to you in person. Below you can read the text I have written for the inauguration itself.
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The first time I enjoyed the work of artist David Catá I reflected upon the importance of the body as an interlocutor of the deepest emotions, those we left behind at some point because they imply recognition of feelings that are painful.
In this post you can read an excerpt from the text I ‘ve written about David Cata, featured artist of Virtual Gallery and I would like to invite you all to stroll through his gallery, that we can see photography, sculpture and also videoart.
David’s work is about intimate issues, related to memory and the footprint other people leave in us, and transmits it to the spectators, but also to himself, through the use of his body as support.
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As many of you know , I work as Chief Curator in Germany for Virtual Gallery, a social network and online platform to exhibit, buy and sell art .
There is a space that I specially like in the platform and this is the “Featured Artists” section, those are artists who have been selected by an international network of curators what we are currently building and it shows the idea of how selling art online is evolving towards the creation of networks.
Besides all the outreach and communication we do with those artists, we as curators, also write an article going deeper into the artist and into different aspects of his work. We publish it in several languages, creating an interesting catalog of artists.
I have just finished Irene Cruz, now featured artist at Virtual Gallery. I invite you all to stroll through the three impressive rooms we have opened in the gallery with the series Urlaub, Mär and Heimat.